DeepFlight President Adam Wright and Vice President of Sales Bob Chamberlain headed to Monaco last week to prepare for the unveiling of the new high-performance Dragon submarine this September. Meanwhile, back at the office, the team kept working on building out the new batteries for the Dragon to get ready for in-water testing later in the summer.
Adam and Bob met with a number of brokers and yacht designers in Monaco to discuss the unique DeepFlight sub designs and ways to showcase the new Dragon as the team finishes up the prototype. While still utilizing DeepFlight principles of positive buoyancy to keep the submarine flying underwater, the Dragon will be different from previous models in that it will be capable of hovering underwater and will be easier to learn to pilot. Feedback from the yacht brokers and designers was outstanding — more than one person called the DeepFlight line of subs, especially the upcoming Dragon, “a game-changer.” We’d have to agree.
Adam and Bob were also there to work out the logistics for the Monaco Yacht Show in September. The show, which DeepFlight attends annually, will be the site of the unveiling of the new high-performance Dragon prototype. Adam and Bob checked out where we’ll display the Dragon and show off all its capabilities. The plan is also to provide test dives around the show schedule. Lots of details to be worked out!
Of course, when they weren’t in meetings, Adam and Bob had a little fun too.
Back in the shop outside San Francisco, the team neared completion of building and testing the batteries and thruster. Everything is on track to start testing the Dragon in the water later this summer, in preparation for dives both before and after the Monaco Yacht Show in September.